Shauna Gray has worked hard to earn the title of Master Stylist. During her more than 13 years of experience, she has coowned a salon in Mesa, Arizona and refined her skill set of designer haircutting and coloring techniques. She has researched hair products to find out which best nourish hair, and recommends these products to clients based on their hair needs. Perhaps her most important skill, however, is her listening. Before performing any of her signature treatments, Shauna consults with clients to learn about their lifestyles and wildest hair dreams.
At Hospitality Medical Aesthetics, owners Maria and Cheri Sanchez lead a team that strives to marry in-office treatments?including noninvasive laser therapies, cosmetic injections, medically supervised weight loss, and levitation therapies?with at-home care regimens. By skillfully using products ranging from Obagi Medical to SkinCeuticals, the aesthetics crew claimed the 2013 Best Facial Runner-Up award on CityVoter.
The aesthetic professionals at House of Beauty beautify bodies through threading, waxing, facials, henna designs, and a passel of other services. Threading, a House of Beauty specialty, uses the tension between two coiled strings to deftly extract unwanted hair, including the extra-fine strands that dodge waxing with eel-like reflexes—nimble aestheticians can reshape eyebrows ($8), a favorite thread-target, in five to seven minutes. Spa treatments such as the one-hour European facial ($50) can pamper peaked visages, and painted henna tattoos ($5+) shimmy up hands and feet to be-filigree appendages and add glamour to rock, paper, scissors tournaments. All locations except the Moreno Valley Mall and Temecula Mall locations cut and color hair, a useful service for pretending to be one's own evil twin.
Sola Salon Studios' network of locations across the country attracts top-level talent by giving stylists free rein to dictate their hours, decorate their own salon space, and keep the money they earn. This freedom fills each location with a cheerful, positive energy that helps fuel stylists' ability to transform outer appearances with haircuts, conditioning, color treatments, and other salon services.
Following complimentary consultations, the team at Evans & Co. Salon transforms hairstyles with precise color treatments, using a variety of quality products including Pureology, Redken, Bare Escentuals, and Unite. Though they specialize in color, the team also offers special-occasion styling and blowouts.
International Day Spa has been supplying Redlands-area pamperistas with relaxing and beautifying treatments for more than 21 years. In the Massage à Trois service, couples take turns receiving one-hour Swedish/American massages. The partner not currently receiving the massage is encouraged to participate with the therapist, learning techniques that can be used at home or at stressful youth soccer games. After both partners have received their massage, couples are invited to relax in the Turkish steam room, attacking their already weakened stress levels with an assault of vapors and withering criticism. Solo spa goers can opt instead to partake of the spa’s other services, including hot-stone massage ($95+), facials (generally $45–$235), and hydrotherapy services, such as aromatherapy body buffing or salt glow with a relaxing Vichy shower ($55).